Yes. This winter wedding near the ski lifts of Vermont wins. At least in my heart. Winter weddings are the absolute best. All that beautiful white snow, and the gray, cold skies make for perfectly rosy cheeks and bright eyes. And this one. Oy, this one is fabulous. A Brit and a Blonde outdid themselves with the beautiful images from the gorgeous winter day.
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From Jason & Jessica… Karima & Mike are big skiers. They both grew up heading to ski hills with their families. So they knew for their big day – it needed to be a winter wedding near a ski hill. They fell in love with the Equinox hotel in Manchester, Vermont which is nestled right in the mountains and really close to Stratton where Karima went on many ski trips with her family as a child. It was perfect. Right across the street was the 1811 House – where some of their guests stayed and made for some great photos too.
Mike designed a really cute Save the Date which was a lift ticket that they sent to guests. And he also created the vintage ski table numbers for each table and the vintage ski signage. The couple also found old vintage skis which they used instead of having guests sign a book. Such a cool idea and they have them up in their house now as a sweet memory of the day. The flowers were so beautiful and had a wintery feel to them.
We adore Karima’s gorgeous Vera Wang wedding dress. She looked stunning and that black sash really completed the look. Since it was winter, and the couple really wanted some images taken outside – Karima opted for a really gorgeous fur shrug that she bought at a vintage store which kept her nice and warm. Her Kate Spade shoes were picture perfect too.
Photography: A Brit & A Blonde | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Florist: Flowers, Flowers | Cake: Irene's Cakes by Design | Reception Venue: Equinox Resort | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaid Dresses: Monique Lhuillier | Caterer: Equinox Resort | Band: Night Shift | Groom's Attire: Black by Vera Wang | Groom's Shoes: Men's Wearhouse | Fur shrug: Who is Sylvia? | Groomsmen Suits: Black by Vera Wang | Lighting : Rain or Shine
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In my humble opinion, it doesn’t get much better than this. An outdoor wedding, near the water, with a neutral color palette and lots of natural touches? Oh, and not to mention a stunning couple that is ridiculously head over heels for each other? Simply the best from Kelsey DeWitt Photography. Simply the best.
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From the photographer… “It’s better than Pinterest” could be heard around the Meadow Wind B&B all day on this beautiful September day in Hebron, New Hampshire. This barn wedding was a DIY wedding and had so many small touches that made it very personal this New England couple. The couple chose to get married on Newfound Lake in New Hampshire because that’s where the bride spent summers growing up. The bride’s veil was made by her mother and lots of the wood decor (including the “wood cookies” that the centerpieces were placed on and the cake stand) were all made by the groom’s father who is a logger in Maine. The bride’s side of the family is Scottish and her father surprised the bride with a bagpiper on her wedding day. Framed photos were hanging in the barn from the bride & grooms’ parents’ weddings, symbolizing the two loving households that the bride & groom were separately brought up in, but on this day, the two families became one. It just seemed like it was personal touch, after personal touch that pulled this wedding together. Friends & family of the bride and groom worked hard in the days leading up to the wedding to finalize all the DIY projects and wrap up the small burlap & birch details that all added up to make the bride’s plans come to life. From the bride’s laughter filled morning surrounded by her closest girlfriends lounging in their new personalized robes, to the groomsmen (who were all college runners) going for their usual morning run in their new running shorts given to them as a gift by the groom, to a beautiful first-look on the beach, to the bride & her dad riding in style to the ceremony on the back of a convertible, to a ceremony overlooking Newfound Lake, to a celebration in a barn, and finally ending the night with a sparkler exit– this New Hampshire lakeside wedding was a beautiful non-stop celebration of love & a barn wedding to remember!
Photography: Kelsey DeWitt Photography | Florist: Renaissance Florals | Cake: Cathy's Cakes | Ceremony Venue: Newfound Audubon Center | Reception Venue: Meadow Wind Bed & Breakfast | Bridesmaids Dresses: David's Bridal | Caterer: MLC Catering | Hair & Makeup: Salon 49 | DJ: Jonathan Lorentz | Band: La Vie En Rose | Suits: Men's Warehouse | Officiant: Paul Grant | Bride's Gown: Madeline's Daughter | Bride's Ring: Von Bargen's | Bridesmaids' Robes: The Knot Wedding Shop | Second Photographer: Sienna Clough Photography | Tent Rentals: Lakes Region Tent & Event
It’s safe to say that everything sitting in pretty in this gallery from Authentic Eye Photography is taking a strong hold of my heart and won’t be letting go anytime soon. Between the pretty New Hampshire setting and the stunning Claire Pettibone gown, can you really blame me? It’s all topped off with a new Mr. & Mrs. who just adore each other, making this gallery that much more gorgeous. See it all here.
Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale. At my last dress appointment before the wedding, I remember reading that quote, which was painted on the dressing room wall at Claire Pettibone in Los Angeles. For as often as I envisioned our wedding day, bringing together friends and family amongst the beauty of New Hampshire at my husband’s family summer home, I still can’t actually believe what an enchanting day it was. After a week of rainy afternoons, travel delays, and last minute preparation chaos, my husband and I were married against an idyllic backdrop. We planned an outdoor ceremony, knowing that the weather could turn at any time, but just as it looked as though another rain shower would begin as I arrived at the aisle, the clouds parted and the sun illuminated our ceremony. Even the loons cried out on queue when our officiant mentioned the nature surrounding us on White Oak Pond.As much work as it was planning a wedding in New Hampshire from our home in LA, looking out at the day, seeing everyone we love surrounding and supporting us on our new adventure, made it all worthwhile. With the help of our vendors, including our tent and tables, caterer, florist, cake baker, and of course, our amazing photographer who captured all of these memories for us, right there, in the middle of our ordinary lives, created our fairy tale.
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Photography: Authentic Eye Photography | Wedding Dress: Claire Pettibone | Floral Design: Mountain Laurel Florist | Cake: Cakes by the Lake | Catering: Marie Gerli Catering | Macarons: Moochie's Macarons | Rentals + Tent: Lakes Region Tent